Update (10:30 PM): Heads up travelers! More than two dozen states are reporting widespread flu activity.
Update (7:30 PM): Wow! We made it to 53° in Indianapolis today. That's the average high temperature for mid March. The average high for today's date is only 37°. Warmer days still to come. Christmas day could be one of the top 5 warmest on record.
That warmth really did a number on our snow cover around central Indiana. Take a look at this timelapse from Zionsville.
It's hard to believe that just one week ago, we were preparing for the arrival of snow. After receiving nearly 8" of snow in Indianapolis between last Sunday night and Tuesday, we're finishing THIS weekend on a completely different note. Sunshine and mild temperatures have been the theme of the day. As the sun goes down and temperatures start to cool quickly, it will be a perfect night to stay warm inside your vehicle and drive through the Christmas Nights of Lights at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
After a chilly start, Monday will be a repeat of today with sunshine and highs back in the mid 50's.
Can you believe that Christmas is only 3 days away? Are you wishing for a white Christmas? Statistically speaking, Indianapolis has only seen a white Christmas 26% of the times on record.
Christmas 2019 will likely join the majority of non-white Christmas'. There's certainly no snow in the forecast this week and the warmer air streaming into central Indiana will warm us back into the mid 50's for the next several days. This Christmas has a good shot at being the warmest we've see since 2015. However, that means our current snow cover will likely be gone by the time Christmas rolls around.
Stay tuned for how long this warm-up will last and when wet weather returns to the forecast. Updates will be posted here later this evening.